Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ultimate Warlock mask, after improvements

This photo is designed to be a comparison photo for the well known photo of the real part IV movie mask taken by Dick Warlock. You can see it in the background...

I am still accepting commissions for this piece, also offering it "part 4 end scene" style (basically the same mask with part 4 blood). If you want to own a near-perfect reproduction of the only mask used in 3 films, complete with custom-matched basecoat, the crack through the forehead and every known scratch or scuff on the original, this is the one to get. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Couple of tidbits: finished remake and old hangman

The remake is the same mask from earlier, I made improvements to the nose and brow area and added straps. The hangman is from several months back, I found this photo on my camera and can't figure out why I never uploaded to my computer because its the best photo I ever took of that Hangman (sculpt by DBach, paint by me). Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The original mask, by Jacques Plante

Above is a photo I found online while browsing images, showing the second prototype for the famous Jacques Plante medium size Fibrosport Elite street mask, on which the Jason mask was very closely based. This mask remained in the office of Jacques Plante, the man who invented and popularized the modern goalie mask, for many years and was auctioned off in 2007 by his heirs. The medium mask, which the Plante company of Magog, Quebec, Canada also made for American companies Cooper and Rally, was catalog number 653602. The Cooper version was also known as the hm7.

The major differences between the original Plante design and the Jason mask was in fabrication: the Plante mask was made of a sturdy fiberglass resin and was relatively thick: the hockey masks made for Friday the 13th part 3 were pulled in clear acrylic and were very thin and brittle. The Plante mask, which commonly had a back plate to attach the five straps to for extra security, also had padding on the inside so the mask didn't crack your face open like an egg if you were unlucky enough to be hit by a puck. The masks made for the Friday the 13th series were also somewhat more crudely fabricated: the discriminating eye will notice mold chipping around the eyes and other anomalies that make the Jason design really unique.

The Plante masks, which were made from the late 1960's until the company closed its doors in 1976, were made in a very wide variety of styles and customized versions that fit your face perfectly were made as well, mostly for professional ice hockey players. The "street" mask that became iconic outside the hockey world in 1982, was available in white or beige and retailed for fifty dollars.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My hocks so far

A friend did up a sample of my hock work in MS paint, its a bit low-rez but you get the idea... I'll be adding an X, a JGTH, an 8 and the box cover hocks soon.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New remake!

This one is going to be my keeper, I dig how it came out, just need straps. There's about five layers of paint and clear coat in the detailing, so this is a time consuming process but the end result is one of the most beautiful hocks in the franchise. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New part 4 comparison shot with movie mask

The mask is on a H.U.D., the most accurate part 4 out there. Great combination!

Monday, December 6, 2010